Oct 11, 2012 6:00am EDT
if he can, sort of separate them and say which side are you on on abortion, where are you on taxes, whose budget are we talking about, really try and nail down some of the facts that biden and obama feel were not clear enough and not made clear enough in the presidential debate. >> es that' because the president didn't -- that's because the president didn't make them clear. really didn't answer some of the issues that governor romney threw out. how has the rehearsal for this debate gone and maybe different from the presidential candidates' rehearsal? >> there's been quality time on this one. there's some thought that mr. obama wasn't really committed to his debate preparations. that has not been a problem with this one. biden spent basically a three- day weekend doing debate prep. they've been doing debate trep for paul eyian -- prep for paul ryan. they'll be pretty sharp i expect. >> we talked about congressman ryan, very intelligent and he knows what he's talking about but sometimes his views don't match with the top of the ticket. do we expect joe biden to exploit that? >> yeah.
Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
thing he said is accurate. >> reporter: they clashed over the economy, taxes and medicare with the democrat often on the attack. >> they're holding hostage the middle class tax cut. it's about time they take some responsibility. >> reporter: but ryan fired back. he slammed the obama administration's economic record. >> this is not what a real recovery looks like. we need real reforms for real recovery and that's exactly what mitt romney and i are proposing. >> reporter: after several heated exchanges, ryan insinuated that president obama's debate performance last week was motivating the vice president. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up lost ground. >> reporter: as for who won, it depends on who you ask. instant polls taken right after the debate are mixed. in a cbs news poll of uncommitted voters, 50% thought the vice president won. 31% sided for ryan and 19% called it a tie. 56% thought biden would be an effective president if necessary compared with 4 -9d -- with 49% for ryan. not surprisingly both sides claimed victory. mitt romney's campaign said biden
Oct 8, 2012 6:00am EDT
campaign promise. >> obviously the governor knows his tax cut isn't too popular. so a few wicks before the election he is trying to pretend it doesn't exist. >> reporter: romney is in virginia today if a rally and what is being called a major foreign policy address. excerpts from the speech have already been released. romney witness a change of course in the middle east, including tougher sanctions on iran. and he will call on the u.s. to work with other nations to arm rebels in syria with weapons that can defeat the presence's army. -- the president's army. romney promised to be a strong international leader if elected. >> when i am president i will take the care it takes to rebuild our principles and restore the principles of main america so far. >> reporter: the republican nominee also couldn't resist taking another shot at the president's debate performance. >> now today, days later, we are hearing his excuses and next january we'll be watching him leave the white house for the first time. >> reporter: first up later this week will be the vice presidential debate. cbs news, washing
Oct 10, 2012 6:00am EDT
accused of being very wonkish on his fiscal policy. >> right. i can't explain how the tax cut works for you in five minutes. you better look it up. he's going to have to do better than that. >> we'll be watching and so will you be watching. and aamer, beginning at 9:00 a.m., "u.s.a. today" reporters will be live blogging tomorrow about what the candidates say. you can see that live via our website wusa9.com. we will also have live streaming of the debate on our website. make sure your television is tuned to channel 9 to watch the debate which starts at 9:00 p.m. tomorrow. then log on to wusa9.com. at 11:00, join derek mcginty and anita brikman as they fact check what the candidates say with the "u.s.a. today" fact checking team. that's all thursday night. we'll be right back. howard is up next with the forecast. >>> welcome back. it's 6:12 and 58 degrees. monika here with your timesaver traffic. the beltway here at pennsylvania avenue looks great. no problems to report in prince george's county. in charles county an accident involving a tractor-trailer, northbound route 5 after gall